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  1. I think part of the great community we have here is due to several reasons.  A couple are:

    --It's not a new game -> this brings people who like the game for what it is

    --It's a free game -> If you're not paying for it, you tend to realize you have less ground to demand anything -> you also tend to be more thankful for the game

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  2. For Safety, send yourself a test message first.  Make sure the To and From match (copy and paste if possible). This way you don't send any influence to the wrong account.  Then reply to that email with your influence laden email.  And when ever you want to transfer funds, respond to the email again.  Remember to not delete it.

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  3. I use them as needed.


    Mids is great for planning - but does jack for execution.

    Mids = Looks good on paper.


    I respec when a I find a power isn't as useful as I thought I would be.  Or when I don't use it as I expected and want to try something else.

    Mids doesn't help with this.


    I normally don't respec at all.  I had to on 1 toon twice because I found I didn't use Placate as I thought I would - so I dumped it.  Then I found the next power choice didn't work as expected, so I dumped that one too.


    I play this game for the experiences. 

    --Every Alt has very different powers, and I want to play them all

    --I never farm because that bypasses the game experiences.  I almost never use AE either.

    I realize it takes for ever to hit 50, and that's ok.  I'm kinda scared of what happens once I'm there - Unknown Territory.


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  4. 16 hours ago, JnEricsonx said:

    Anyone remember city of heroes? Died the same way. Even bigger games are not really immune from this action. Star Wars galaxy and star wars old republic are more examples. Huge nerfs like this after launch kill games like this. Better to slow boil the frog instead of making it jump out. The issue is that these games may be coop but the majority of the player base plays solo. Most of the big damage numbers are coming from groups and not solo players. The game needs to balanced around solo players being able to solo CT15 expeditions right now and get gold with all decently optimized builds. Anything less will kill this game.

    First of all - it's City of Heroes.  Capitalization matters


    Second: He is misinformed.  CoH didn't die the same way - did not die because of a Nerf.  I wouldn't consider a game that was cut off at the knees after several years of success, a game that died after launch.


    Third: SWTOR didn't die after a nerf.  It hasn't died yet.


    Something to remember: 

    Opinions are like ass holes:

    --Everyone has one

    --They all stink

    --The only one that matters is your own


    Here's the Nerfed Games Hot Line: 1-800-GET-WAAA


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  5. 20 hours ago, merrypessimist said:


    I expect for most of us who feel this way it's because her arc and Graves' redside are written assuming both the character and the player are complete and total idiots.

    Some are Complete Idiots.

    Some are Total Idiots.

    Complete AND total Idiots?  Now that's a rare find and should be cherished.

    --We are a rare breed.

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  6. I remember when the found an extinct race of 'Hobbits'.  It was big news!  They based their findings from 1 skeleton.  That was it.  The story was a flash in the pan - and disappeared quickly.

    Species: Homo floresiensis


    I suppose everyone needs their hour of fame.


    What gives this credence is the fact that Science Fiction must make sense.

  7. Nerf Nerfing Nerfers!


    On 9/1/2020 at 7:26 PM, Troo said:

    I t ' s  T u e s d a y !

    Except for my dad

    When ever he owed me money, he would offer to pay me the Second Tuesday of Next Week.

    ...and I'm still waiting...

  8. 4 minutes ago, HelBlaiz said:

    I think they mean there are people who would either get bored or discouraged if the game stopped updating and stop logging in because of it. And that constant changes to keep those folks engaged might turn off anyone who wants the game to remain how they found it, so to speak. Aka, you can't please everyone.

    Thanks for asking.  Somethings I write make sense to me, but not to others.  Y'all don't think like me - and that's a good thing.


    What I meant was players will quit if things are changed, and other players will quit if they aren't changed.  HelBlaiz nailed it (and should probably have his head examined for thinking like me).  I get a bit tired of all the threats of people quitting for this reason or that.  Ya can't make everyone happy, nor can you make the majority happy.  We have to settle for the few. 


    Also, people tend to complain about things they don't like, but are silent about the things they do like.  It makes getting an idea about a new concept, idea, AT, zone, etc. hard to gage in terms of acceptance.  It's like juggling a feather, a bowling ball, and a red hot ember.  And I feel for the Devs who have to work with this.

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  9. I keep seeing this and it bothers me a little.


    **Nobody is necessary on a team.**


    This is untrue.  The only person necessary on a team is the 2nd person.  If it's only 1 person, then it's soloing.  More than 1 person makes a team.  Who, or what, that 2nd person is, is irrelevant, which goes the same for the 1st person.  Only that they are there is what matters to a team.


    Also, any change to the game will trigger someone to stop playing.  Even no change will do it.  

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  10. My worst day of gaming:


    Trying to level up a Sonic/Bubble Corruptor.  Get in the middle of the TwinShot arc where I have to fight the 2 Praetorian Clockworks.  I face plant several times.  It's Just 2 of Them!!  And I can't do it.  I realize I'm not producing enough damage.  Nor has sufficient defenses.  In my opinion, he's just Skull/Warrior/Tsoo bait waiting to happen.  


    In a fit of rage - I stripped and deleted the character.  Only to regret it moments later.  I have 1000 slots, enough room for some ne'er-do-wells.  I should have shelved him.


    I recreated him and started over.  This time, I got through the 2 clockworks, but not much further.  I realized this combination is not for me - we just didn't make a good team.  He's been shelved for about 3 weeks.

  11. On 3/17/2021 at 6:36 PM, twozerofoxtrot said:

    "Be the change you want to see in the world."

           -Otto von Bismarck

    I want to be a Silver Dollar.

    But I usually end up being a bad penny.


    I wouldn't mind leading.  I just don't know where to get the ITF's, or what levels they are.  So I end up soloing.


    I suppose I need to keep a notebook on who offers what.  😞

  12. For me, It's the AT with Primary/Secondary power choice first.  Survivability has to be there for this team (the toon and me).  If we don't work out, then they end up on the shelf.  Here's an example.  I started a Sonic/Bubble Corruptor named Soapy Water - after an adult joke: 'How do you get bubbles?'  I'm sure you can figure out the answer.

    Anyway, I found the survivability to be seriously lacking.  I couldn't even complete the TwinShot arc without face planting many times with the Praetorian Clockwork.  He just didn't have the damage output needed, even slotting SO's.  This one was very squishy, and too frustrating to continue.  Another issue, the 1st Defensive Bubble - Only affects self, you can't attack out, but their attacks can penetrate it (on a to hit of 5%, but if I'm trying to heal [can't rest in the bubble], and the RNG does it's normal thing where mobs tend to roll low and I tend to roll high, then it's worthless).  This sux butt loads.


    The second issue is the Costume, which isn't really an issue.  The most important thing is to make the back side bearable, because I'm staring at that the whole time.


    Third is the animation. This goes for general activations (Staff if pretty cool) and activations times (Titan Weapons tend to be easily overwhelmed because they are up close and slow).  My Titan Weapons Scrapper is taking a vacation because of this.


    Just my 2 inf.

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  13. I have been playing since Live.  On HC, I have done the TwinShot arc on every toon, but I haven't once done Frost Fire.  On live, that was the one arc that I loved/hated, because it would regularly stomp my character.  It was a Baptism by Fire where I could determine if my toon would survive.  Since I don't farm, a little variety would be welcome.


    I would rather not have a list of contacts I have to seek out.  If I need to keep a sheet of instructions for my toons, then I might as well go back to Everquest where I have to research how to gain a item to make a device that will allow me to create a spell that should be part of leveling up to level 18.


    Please, give me all the contacts I need for the first 20 levels.  Let me choose which arcs I want to do.  Hashaby/TwinShot/Velez are getting old.


    And while I'm at it, I'm getting tired of the same contact having me street sweep for the SAME targets, in the SAME Zone, 3 times. 


    Hey - go teach the Devouring Earth a lesson. Go kill 40 in Founders Falls.

    You're done? Great!  Go do it again!

    You did that one also?  Well, there are more out there - go kill 40 more.


    At this point, I tend to ignore that contact.


    Here's another one that pisses me off:

    Let me introduce you to a friend of mine.

    By the way, the Security officer in Terra Volta needs help.

    <ignore this because I'm a few levels low for this zone>

    I go to the new contact:

    Hey - Nice to meet ya.  Here's something: The Security Officer in Terra Volts needs help.

    So I've heard.  Catch me in 3 or 4 levels - when I don't have to deal with groups of 10 purples

    <ignore this one also>


    Luckily, I can do radio missions.  Or Street sweep.  For DE.  In Founders.  Again.


    Sorry - I'm in a mood, and I'll show myself out now.


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  14. On 6/17/2019 at 4:48 PM, merrypessimist said:

    I had this idea the other day while looking at Silver Mantis LFG ads.  A mercs/whatever MM, called "The Weekly Strike Force."  All the pets would be named after days of the week, like Private Monday, Corporal Thursday, etc.  with the player/captain as Saturday, because Saturday's just the best.

    Wouldn't that make him/her a Weakend?

  15. I was just reading over Shenanigunner's Technical Reference Guide (v3.01 - December 2020).  This one has everything.  I'm going to use it to make bind files for all my toons that need one.


    It's available on shenanigunner.com

    Just noticed there's a v3.02 from Feb 14, 2021!


    Great job, Shenanigunner!  And Thank you for all your effort - you are most appreciated.

  16. Unfortunately, if you have a Internet connected network, it's more WHEN than IF you are going to be hit.  And they may not be targeting you for gain.  It may be just practice.  A lot of the threat actors also hack for bragging rights.


    As for Sanctuary, They may have been targeted, or it could have been street traffic.  If you look at the logs, those connecting IP's are from all over.  And what's more, they are probably all spoofed, so where they originated is most likely shrouded.  It's sad that we have to go to such extreme lengths to protect our systems.


    I was trying to get a position with a local hospital group, and ended up giving up.  I found the hospital administration believed they were a health care provider, and not a technology company, and treated their CISSP like crap until he left.  They didn't even have an Executive Security officer. It's only a matter of time (watching other local hospital groups get hacked and having patient records stolen) before this way of thinking will be forcefully, painfully, and expensively, proven wrong.  Network security has to be a priority in any network worth looking at.


    Something to think about:  The bad guys are working every day at their trade, and they have to succeed only once.  The good guys are working 8 to 5, and they have to succeed every time.


    I feel bad for the Sanctuary folks, and I hope they recover.

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  17. Warriors are boring.  No matter their background, reason for existence, movie rights, or whatever.  Still boring.


    I see part of the problem is they haven't evolved with the game.  As it has become easier to start hero life, they have fallen into irrelevance. 

    With the muddling of the Origins, their uniqueness has become mundane.


    Yes, they are boring and need to evolve to become worthwhile again.


    Or, who cares.

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